Associate Product Manager, Technology Office of the CIO
Background Pearson is the world’s learning company. We help people of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and careers. We believe that everyone should be able to keep learning, every day and in every way, throughout their lives. More than 20,000 Pearson employees in nearly 200 countries, work towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning.
Job description This role is part of the Pearson central Technology organisation led by the CIO to meet the digital needs of our employees, enterprise, and customers. As the Associate Product Manager, you will be a member of the Office of the CIO which oversees core functions such as strategy, transformation, culture, governance, and risk management across the portfolio. You will primarily be responsible for designing, delivering, and curating, social, formal, and informal learning experiences that upskill our employees in technical domains needed to provide our digital strategy. Learning and development for technology teams is vital as we look to hire in and grow a highly effective talented technically skilled workforce.
What are the responsibilities of the role?
Understand business context and problems to be solved by the Technology portfolio, thus identifying relevant digital capabilities to be developed in our people
Be aware of upcoming and future technology skills to ensure that the learning program develops and stretches the technology workforce
Partner with our big tech vendors to procure learning to maximize the value realization of our major technology investments, supporting the adoption and usage of strategic technologies
Plan, organize and host an annual summit that brings together the technology workforce to learn, share and engage with each other
Collaborate with CIO Communications, Global Employee Learning team, HRBPs and Talent Management to understand and align on business priorities
Consult Technology leaders and employees across the organization to curate a learning backlog that is continuously groomed to deliver priority needs
Take end-to-end product ownership for a small number of priority learning products and services uniquely developed to meet the requirements of the Technology population
Ensure learning products meet quality standards, and delivery expectations and are designed to deliver upskilling impact for our employees tied to the digital strategy of the business
Gather feedback from critical stakeholders, measuring efficacy and impact of learning programming to use data-driven insights for the evolution of technology learning solutions
Define and track key measures of success and the impact of this capability on the portfolio monthly
What core capabilities will it take to do the job well?
Customers, Markets and Competition: Understands the problems to be solved of all target customers and the overall L&D landscape to ensure our offer is innovative and competitive.
Products: Expertise in all aspects of the end-to-end products you are responsible for while working closely with other product owners, to identify collaboration and reuse opportunities.
Marketing: Understand end-to-end learner behaviour to determine product improvements which drive activation and engagement in learning
Customer relationships: Make decisions based on what’s best for Pearson employees and for the business – adjusting and pivoting as situations change.
Pearson Strategy, Planning and Value: Implement agile practices to effectively manage dependencies and releases, and prioritize by focusing on employee experience and business goals.
Operating model: Establish clear ways of working with stakeholders, including employees, and deliver learning solutions that are easy to discover, access and use.
Finance: Understand the financial implications involved in decisions making related to platforms, content, and vendor selection
Data management: Ensure that data collection aligned with financial and impact outcomes is built into your roadmaps
Digital Design: Design product experiences that optimize engagement with learning and continuously improve the overall employee experience
Digital Innovation: Approach problem solving with an agile mindset, utilizing tools and processes from lean and design thinking methodologies to iterate product solutions based on evidence
Disclaimer Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html
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